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to institute a suit or action at law or to draw up a summons or other initiating writ.
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In addition to raising the roof, the columns needed to be extended and the old lateral system had to be replaced.
SCOTS rock audiences used to welcome their favourite bands by raising the roof. Now they prefer to hurl missiles.
We made our feelings very clear the last time we played them so let's concentrate on raising the roof for the Blues - we are due a result against Man U.
If the artist formerly known as Lashundra Cobbins (love that reinvention!) isn't remixed and raising the roof at some White Party or other by year's end, it's her own fault, because we are hooked.
Raising the roof for charity: More than 600 pupils from schools across Birmingham and Solihull took part in a fundraising concert for the children's charity Barnardo's last night.
Charter occupies a restored knitting mill in downtown Superior, renovated by cutting lozenge-shaped holes through four massive concrete floors and raising the roof to cover the two 75-ft film towers.
"The fans can play their part by raising the roof and getting behind the lads from first to last minute."
BIG band sounds of the war years will be raising the roof with a Blitz charity ball at Edgbaston's Tower Ballroom this weekend.